CLASS TIME CHANGE: LAW 582 - NATIONAL SECURITY LAW

November 20, 2012Duke Law News

Class time change:

Law 582 -- National Security Law

In order to avoid a conflict with classes meeting on Monday and/or Thursday nights which do not finish before 7:00 p.m., Professor Silliman has changed the starting time for his course.  The national security law seminar will now meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. 

In Professor Silliman’s last semester teaching National Security Law, he will cover such topical issues as the prosecution of alleged terrorists in federal courts and in military commissions, the law regarding the interrogation of alien detainees, and the government’s use of the state secret privilege to end litigation involving the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program.  The government’s use of drones and electronic surveillance in the “war against terrorists” will also be discussed.  Students may seek permission to use the paper in this course to fulfill the JD upper-level writing requirement